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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Perhaps from German, 'finch, student not belonging to a student association'

fink

1 noun
     
fink1 [countable] American English informal old-fashioned
1 someone who tells the police, a teacher, or a parent when someone else breaks a rule or a law
2 a person who you do not like or respect

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